NewTek announced that it will debut Video Toaster 2, its desktop video effects, editing and live switching system at the 2001 NAB Conference, being held April 23 through April 26.
Video Toaster 2 introduces a number of new capabilities, notably tight integration among all components: live switching, real-time nonlinear editing of compressed and uncompressed media, as well as Internet streaming of both edited productions and live events.
Video Toaster 2 includes all the equipment needed to create and distribute television programming. Its tightly integrated environment enables close communication between the recorder, player, switcher, proc-amps, editor, still-store, CG and other included tools used for editing, effects, graphics and other video production functions.
Video Toaster adds a lot of new features, including a new switcher, a new break out box, new editing capabilities, Internet streaming of both a live switch and a produced project, 3D capability with LightWave Express, NewTek’s Aura 2 video paint system, DV native support the Speed Razor timeline editor, the ability to use any camera without external syncing, and Cross Keyer technology that lets users paint right in the vectorscope window.
The NTSC version of Video Toaster 2 is scheduled to ship on July 31, 2001, with a suggested retail price of $4,995.